Wool applique mini penny quilt
Mini wool penny quilt
Wool mini quilts are fun to make, but a mini wool penny quilt is a stunning fun quilt to make. I have several bowls of wool circles each having a different size that are cut from leftover applique scraps. The fun begins when I go searching through the bowls to match up colors to make just the right penny combo and stitching them together.
I begin the quilt by coming up with a center focal image that has a primitive folk art feel, but maybe have a little whimsy to it also. In this quilt, the whimsy is an old fashion shoe with small buttons as a flower vase. It is a fantastic image on its own, but after stitching it down on the cotton fabric, it didn’t seem to have a lot of pizazz. It’s like when you get dressed up in your nice clothes to go out, what’s the next thing you would do? Put on the jewelry.
Adding the colorful pennies around the focal point makes a colorful frame that brings the shoe to the front of the picture. In this quilt the pennies are colorful, but in muted shades of color which puts the pennies more in the background.
As I have mentioned in several of my other posts, I am doing a series of quilts that have sheep on them because of what they symbolized in the bible. Since they were mentioned over 500 times, they must have been important, right. As you notice they are the same color as the background of the focal point, so that makes then come more to the forefront in the quilt.
This image is a close up of the focal image. There is just a slight piece of the pennies showing around the square, and you can tell how the pennies really make the square shine.
Here is a close up to look at what I called the whimsy of the image, a picture of an old-timey shoe that had buttons on the side.